Scott D. Bacon is an Associate Teaching Professor in Music at Drexel University. Mr. Bacon has developed and taught courses in Rock Music, American Popular Music, Class Piano 1 and 2, Class Percussion, Applied Percussion, Introduction to Music, and a course on the Music of The Beatles. He founded and directs The All College Choir. Mr. Bacon is the author of two textbooks: The History of Rock and Roll: Part 1 (1865-1970) published by Kendall Hunt in 2016 and Modern Rock: From the 1960s On published by Cognella in 2019.
Prior to joining Drexel University, Mr. Bacon taught choral and classroom music in k-12 public schools for 10 years in Maryland and Pennsylvania. His high school choirs traveled extensively and received excellent and superior ratings at festivals in the United States and Canada. He was nominated twice to be included in The Who’s Who of American High School Teachers.
Mr. Bacon received his Master of Science in Higher Education from Drexel University in September of 2008 and his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Elizabethtown College in 1992. Mr. Bacon is the faculty advisor for Pi Nu Epsilon, an honorary student performing arts fraternity and 8 to the Bar, an a cappella student vocal organization. Mr. Bacon is active as a choral adjudicator in the Mid-Atlantic region and conducts a church choir in his home town of Lititz, Pa.
Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania, 1992
Graduate Studies, University of the Arts at Villanova Summer Music Program, 1994-2000
Master of Science in Higher Education, Drexel University, Pennsylvania, 2008
Modern Rock: From the 1960s On. ISBN: 978-1516533862 Published by Cognella; copyright 2019.
The History of Rock and Roll: Part 1. (1865-1970) ISBN: 978-1-4652-7592-9 Published by Kendall Hunt; copyright 2016.
I enrich my teaching with research and creative work on a regular basis. I have conducted a 30 member church choir at the Lititz Church of the Brethren since 2005. This position keeps me abreast of the changing repertoire of sacred choral music and allows me to work with a population different from the university age student. I also have acted as a choral adjudicator for both peak Performance Festivals and Festivals of Music. In this capacity, I am able to work with both Middle and High school students and directors, listening to their performances and providing digital remarks. These comments serve to instruct and often to reinforce public school choral directors in the areas that they have improved their ensembles while also providing techniques in the areas where improvement is necessary.
I have been contracted by publishing companies to revise and create classroom tools for collegiate Rock Music courses. I am cited as a reviewer and contributor to Rock Music Styles- a History by Catherine Charlton to revise a new edition of the text. I also was a principle contributor for Prentice Hall to a rock music timeline used with collegiate Rock Music courses. I actively research choral libraries and festival lists for use with the All College Choir at Drexel. This activity keeps me updated on new choral music, which also applies to my work as an adjudicator.
I have attended several conferences as a faculty member at Drexel University, including conferences for the International Association of Jazz Educators, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music and the American Choral Director’s Association.